Facebook – Are you addicted ? Is it a buying decision ?

Facebook   Are you addicted ? Is it a buying decision ?We’ve already been lucky enough to review phones that want to change people like me. Our review of the HTC ChaCha and look at the HTC Salsa revealed that these phones were more than just texting devices with a Facebook button. A social connection was deeply woven into the handsets with sharing capabilities available in the right places and a Facebook Chat system. The guys at O2 have added a video explaining how it all works and have also added a Facebook test to see how much of a Facebook geek you really are.

Last night I was in a restaurant and caught at least two people checking Facebook on their phone – it’s almost part of society now. Then today I was waiting in a queue at the cinema and spotted a Dad updating his Facebook account with his three children in tow. They wanted his attention but he told them he was “too busy” … have we gone too far ? Are we addicted ?

I’d love to know just how many of you are hooked onto Facebook and how much of your life surrounds it.

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  • Guest

    For me personally, no. I had a Facebook account for years and earlier this year de-activated it because it was taking up too much of my time. I can honestly say I do not miss it one bit! I think people who are addicted to social networks really need to take a step back and ask themselves “Is this healthy?”. The dad in the restaurant is a very good example of it going too far.

    • Anonymous

      What gets me is that things have already changed in society – people can be found texting on their phones in restaurants and pubs, but people are now checking their phones even more often because they want to see what others are “up to” on Facebook.

      • Anon

        Add to that the “nearby” stream in G+. A voyeurs dream. ;)

  • Aran

    Only when I’m bored. It’s not that I’m obsessed with updates but it’s
    certainly something to do whilst waiting in a queue / waiting for people
    to arrive / hanging around.

    So much of life is filled with these couple of moments of
    downtime that it often seems preferable to update your status; who
    knows, it may lead to an unplanned rendevous or whatever. Can’t hurt,

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